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Strava Reviews

The #1 app for runners and cyclists

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Strava and what they use it for.
  • website on safari problems
    Yes. My activity feed won't load, including activity feeds at the bottom of people's profiles. I cleared all the website data, cache, and cookies for out of Safari, reloaded, and it worked on the first load, but went back to being broken after that. Seems to work fine in Firefox though. - Source: Reddit / 1 day ago
  • not a stickler, but come on...
    Has anyone else noticed that the pace in the promotional post (part of the welcome screen on holds erroneous metrics? - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Beginner to Zwift/Cycling/fitness - where to start?
    In terms of tracking, a free account at should work for you - you can link it to Zwift and your rides will update automatically. There's also , which I think links to (and you can link zwift to strava and... This is all a bit technical). Anyway, something to play with. - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Looking for a place to cycle
    There are many bike-friendly roads and routes around the city. You can use or to map a route. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • I finally beat Keith DeFiebre and got my first kom. This guy holds just about every KOM in my area
    I read this comment and going to check who he is and entered and the site crashed for couple mins. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • storing and accessing all my sports data
    I am an avid runner and cyclist, and I have tracked my runs and bike rides for a few years on Strava. I want to be able to make nice graphs with Grafana. I can export all my Strava data via API easily. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Personal heatmap not being generated
    I find that if I just allow cookies, I can't see my Heatmap, but if I allow all cookies, I can. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Selfie Saturday
    I bought a bike when I moved to Utah, and I got obsessed with going far. (Friendship over with weightlifting, endurance biking is my best friend now.) I have done a few findagrave missions, some missions to neighboring towns (especially their restaurants), some to nearby state parks. I use to plan my routes, but I can't remember how it works if you don't sub. Biking is the best! Don't forget to eat... - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Is 20mph too fast?
    Have everyone record their rides on to make it easy to see each other's progress. Be sure to choose the route ahead of time, and maybe make it a loop, otherwise you could just wait for a windy day and ride whichever direction gives you the best tailwind. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Lahore running club
    I don't know about marathon. But you can join and follow a lot of local athletes. There are cycling/runners communities. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • 1st ride in 2022 - bending my knees felt way harder than on ice
    I can only see cycling, running and swimming on, how do you integrate rollerblading? - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Filter out challenges
    You can hide Challenges from your feed on using the Sauce for Strava chrome extension. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Polar Flow vs Strava - 2.10 KM difference
    If you want do dig into it bit more, export one / some of your 10K activities from the same curse from polar flow as GPX and to the same for your Strava activity ( though web , open your activity and you'll find Export GPX from 3-dot menu), feed those into some app or service that can display more than 1 track at a time, for example (just drag and drop GPX files on a map). You'll see... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Heart Rate info not showing up
    Did you allow Strava to handle your HR data? Click on your profile pic on, Settings, Data Permissions. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • How do I turn off kudos notifications in my email specifically? -> login -> click on your profile, choose Settings -> choose Email Notifications -> disable what you don't need among Social Emails (for example When someone kudos one of my activities). - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Tips and Tricks on Route Planning
    Strava and RidewithGPS: both stalwarts. A premium subscription gets you access to a global heatmap so you can see where other riders have gone before you. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Considering deleting Strava? Advice?
    I just downloaded my archive on, but it does not appear as easy as I thought it would be to access all my data. Haven't deleted Strava yet, but am going back and forth. - Source: Reddit / about 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Strava

Best cycling apps | 18 of the best iPhone and Android apps to download
Strava’s ace in the hole is its social component. Many riders use a GPS computer for recording and uploading rides to Strava — and then use the app for checking out what their friends are up to. Strava
The Best Apps for Cyclists
In addition to its inherent value, Strava is so ubiquitous that makers of most every bike computer and health app on the market will make their product Strava-compatible, allowing you to see Strava segments from your computer or account for calories burned riding in a calorie-counting app. It’s so easy to use, it’s almost harder not to.
8 Great Activity Apps That Are Not Strava
If you’re not so much on board with Strava turning increasingly more into a new kind of social network, you might try the Garmin Connect. Garmin are seasoned veterans of the sports world and it shows. Besides the regular data collecting and activity tracking functions, the app lets you schedule an all-week or all-month (hell, even an all-year) exercise plan or offers you one of the bulletproof pre-sets, put...

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